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accident cleared. >>> 5:01. developing news from japan a powerful 7.3 quake hit overnight followed by powerful aftershocks. there are injuries. cornell bernard is live in the newsroom with the latest. cornell this had to be deja vu for many folks. >> reporter: scary reminder no tsunami warnings for us here on the west coast most of japan's north eastern coast has been hit and on high alert rather for a tsunami since that quick hit after 5 p.m. japan time, epicenter north eastern japan near the city of miyagi lots of shaking felt across japan in tokyo news agency lights were situation, workers held on to directions until the shaking stopped. shortly before the quake, japan's television broke into programming warning it was due to hit. people told to flee to higher ground right way that warning has been lifted. the same region hit by last year's massive quake which killed 20,000, triggered a nuclear disaster. the power company says there are no problems at any of its nuclear power plants. we are getting reports of injuries near the city of miyagi after the quake unclear how severe. s
. it was 71 years ago that japan attacked the u.s. military base in hawaii pulling the country into world war ii. more than 2100 americans were killed on this day. 7:55 hawaii time marking the moment the bombing began. national guard aircraft will fly overhead in the missing man formation as well. >>> and here in the bay area. one of the most visible pearl harbor is the annual lighting of the beacon. survivors of the attack will gather there this afternoon for the annual ceremony. the pearl harbor survivors association has been doing this every year since 1964. there are not a lot left, though, sadly after all those years. >>> it4:52, the going the extra mile. the unique way one bay area city is luring in shoppers. >>> and why dozens of television channels suddenly went dark in the bay area. >>> and it's santa's busy time but that doesn't mean he can't take a minute to bust a move. we're dancing with santa when we come back. ,,,,,,,, there are hundreds of ways people use lysol disinfectant spray. max's mom uses it on soft surfaces. it freshens, doesn't stain, and unlike febreze, it's approved
phone, smartphone. >>> developing news from japan this morning. tsunami warnings lifted now for the country after magnitude 7.3 quake hit overnight the epicenter was off the north eastern coast of japan near the miyagi prefecture. shaking could be felt across most of the country. video of the shaking in tokyo as it happened this is the news agency where lights swayed in the office building, terrified workers held on to desks. in japan they are used to it so they know the drill, still frightening. stay with abc7 morning news at 6:30 much more, new video showing the quake as it hit, plus update on damage, evacuations and injuries. >>> same-sex couples could finally get an answer about whether they can get married in california where the highest court meets this morning. supreme court justices are expected to discuss challenges to prop 8, the california ban on gay marriage and whether they will consider the case in the coming months. lower court ruling struck down the voter approved measure if the justices decide not to take the case the ruling would stand and gay and lesbian couples could get marri
earthquake rocks japan. >> we remain very concerned, very concerned. >> the u.s. considers military force to stop the violence in syria. >> reports he is considering using chemical weapons have some on capitol hill calling for the president to get tough with the the dictator. >> a dismal unemployment report,. >> most economists predict 80,000 jobs were added in september. >> local fishermen furious after a crab scab crossing their picket line. >> it's going to have to be. we weren't going to come back without her. >> a miracle in the mountains, the family of a woman stranded for six nights in the sierra shares her incredible story of survival. >> my sister may be little but she's mighty. she loves life. >> from across the bay to around the world, the stories that matter on eyewitness news this morning. and i'm frank mallicoat. >>> good morning everyone, it's friday december 7th. i'm michelle griego. >> i'm frank mallicoat. it is 5:30 now. a 7.3 earthquake struck today near japan. >> it was centered off the northeastern coast. several people have been injured. cate cauguiran is in the news
that you have family in japan. have you been able to talk to them at all and are they okay. >> that's right. i have my parents and aunt and uncle are stationed in japan at military bases. i was able to talk to my mother. they didn't feel the quake. they're too far south but i have an aunt and uncle in tokyo. thanks to social media i was able to see that they were okay and again, like i said it's a dramatic difference from last year when i was working a newscast and wasn't able to get ahold of my family. i'm happy this time around that everyone is okay. >> okay, cate thankings. >>> it is 6:02, a cold ask foggy start to the morning. let's look at weather and traffic. >> lawrence karnow with our weekend forecast. >>> and the weekend is looking good. it is chilly out there. fog developing, dense fog in some of the valleys down to a quarter mile. and down to a mile in s&l rose and livermore. -- santa rosa and livermore. last weekend very very stormy. this weekend just the sit. clear over the bays but those temperatures are chilly in spots. grab your jacket if you're headed out the door. 37 degre
for you coming up. >>> a tsunami hits the coast of japan after a strong earthquake. how that warning stands right now. >>> we're live in san jose where a fire broke out at two popular restaurants. we'll tell you how bad the damage is. >>> plus 71 years since the attack on pearl harbor. the historic structure coming back to life today in honor of that deadly attack. all ahead on the ktvu morning news. >>> good morning, to you am brand new day a pam cook day it's a friday it is december 7th i'm dave clark. >> and i'm pam cook. thank you for joining us on this friday morning. we get to sleep in tomorrow. that is nice. and look who is here rosemary orozco is in for steve. i hear we are going to get maybe some sun this weekend? >> yes we are looking really good. maybe for golf and holiday shopping. i would say make your plans. we want to be outdoors this weekend. it will be dry. our temperatures will be above average for december. and today the last business day of the week i should say not bad at all. we have mild conditions for your afternoon. this morning a little bit of patchy fog an
developed country. in 2011, 9100 gun related murders and compare that to japan who had just 11. first off hand gun ownership in japan illegal. and the only time of gun you can own is a shotgun, the process to buy one, more than complicated, you have to pass tests and a shooting range class and a mental and drug test, then you have to pass a back ground check and not only do you have to lock and store your gun, you have to tell the police exactly where in your home that gun will be stored at all times and they are going to check. i am grant lodes, kron 4 news. >>> bay area schools have seen their share of violence. the school district has been beefing ufsecurity over the -- up security over the last few years. that is considered a model for how to protect students. >> one of the things that the school does is it is gated all the way around. access is limited. >> the school has 5 communities safety officers a local police officer and students and staffers have to wear photo i.d. six months ago 600 security cameras were installed. a third of the schools have already been updated. the day aft
of japan after a strong earthquake. how that warning stands right now. >>> and more financial hardship expected for city college of san francisco. we'll tell you why and how students will be effected. >>> plus locked out of the battle over the fiscal cliff. why california congresswoman nancy pelosi and other leaders are not being allowed to negotiate. ktvu channel 2 morning news continues. >>> good morning, to you. welcome to a brand new day friday december 7th i'm dave clark. >> and i'm pam cook. thank you for joining us this morning. i want to start with weather and traffic. weather rosemary orozco is in for steve. >> fair weather in the forecast. lasting through the weekend. hopefully that brings a smile to your face. tgif to you. we're off to a chilly start this morning. mostly sunny skies for the afternoon. temperatures running warm for december and it will be a trend we see for your weekend. i'll have details on this coming up in a moment. good morning, tara. >>> good morning, rosemary. here's a look at traffic through 880. the headlights are southbound as you make your way towar
court could pile up position on prop 8 this morning. also an earthquake hits japan this morning we will have more coming out. >> the live look outside in san jose, still looking pretty but dark out there. in dealing with cloudy conditions as well as past patchy dense fog and the north bay. we're expecting plenty of sunshine in the afternoon, a bit warmer than yesterday. mostly clear and cool conditions into the evening. the full forecast is coming up in just a bit but for now over to erika >> the content as back up to the bay bridge plaza continues. to my knowledge the meeting lights are not active and we do not have any problems around the bay area. the east a phrase look good and no problems in the south bay no accidents along the peninsula and: easy drive time. 23 minutes out of the bottle into the city. >> overnight we had a strong earthquake in the northeastern part of japan. it was a 7.3 earthquake and the same area where we had a 9.0 earthquake years ago that killed 2000 people with the following tsunami. this earthquake took place around 518 local time around midnight in sa
a look outside from our mount tam cam. >> will begin this morning with news out of japan were strong earthquake jolted the northeastern part of the country. a 7.3 magnitude earthquake struck in the pacific ocean around 5:18 p.m. local time. that is around midnight here in san francisco. the u. s g s says the are quick stroke about 200 mi. off the coast of japan. the epicenter was about 6 mi. beneath the seabed. buildings in tokyo's way for several minutes. there were reports of at least two people injured. >> pish japan's real logical at sea has with it is not rewarded for the country's northeastern coast. according to the sun on the information center. a destructive pacific wise and non is not expected. the quick off the coast of north is in japan is the same region but was hit by the masses are quick as a nominee in march to about 11. >> for the after known mostly sunny conditions slightly warmer highs in yesterday's. partly cloudy and cool into the evening hours. taking a look at current visibility down about 1/2 mile in santa rosa. over the course of a mile in napa. >> taking a l
and the death of another collapsed in japan. about 150 concrete panels fell frm . >> at least nine people are known to have dead after a major tunnel collapsed in japan, about 150 concrete panels fell from the roof. the bodies were found in three crushed cars about 50 miles west of tokyo. a number of survivors were able to escape on foot. >> investigators are investigating negligence. >> tragedy for the coast guard as it investigates smuggling. a small boat noticed -- deployed boy the coast guard was rammed today. here's how it turned deadly. >> the us coast guard is morning a loss of one of their own. suspected of smuggling drugs and running without any lights. >> as the cutter in the small boat closed in, the boat suddenly increased speed and rammed into the cutter small boat and fled the scene. >> it was traveling so fafl when this crashed into the coast guard boat, two members were thrown, one being chief petty officer terrell horn. >> the two remaining coast guard members rescued the other members. >> the two were rushed to to the hospital where horn was pronounced dead. horn leaves
is talking about it again, but it's a tragedy. >>> a quake scare for japan but nothing like what the country saw last year. magnitude 7.3 earthquake hit late last night off the coast of northern japan. this is what it looked like just moments after it struck. buildings as far away as tokyo. no damage. a tsunami warning was issued but lifted in two hours. >>> it's been more than seven decades and the numbers are dwindling. the remaining survivors of the pearl harbor attack are honoring their fallen comrades on the commemoration on the day that will live in in infamy. this is the only night of the year the beacon will shine. pearl harbor survivors shared their first person accounts from the attack before the lighting ceremony. >> when that beam stands out, it's a beam of remembrance across all the valley below. how many families are down there who lost family members there, grandfathers, fathers, whatever, to them, to them. it has become a ritual that they look forward to every december 7th. >> the pearl harbor survivors association has been doing this every year since 1964. >>> a chilly decem
or no major damage reported in japan following a quake there at rush hour. >> this is centered off the northeastern coast of japan, the same region devastated by a quake ask tsunami in march, 2011. japan says it was actually an after shock. early warnings gave coastal higher ground. that quake shook buildings in tokyo, 100 miles away. >> a strong earthquake rattled new zealand. the quake struck the country's north island about 10:20 our k 130 miles away. no major damage has been reported a tsunami alert was not issued. >> a fan attending a raiders game remains in serious condition. we've got some video there. that is not the story. let me tell you what happened. witnesses say he jumped from the upper deck. officials say it happened on the west side during first quarter of the raiders game with the broncos. >> the man landed on the upper concourse. he was conscious when he left so far no word on why this man may have jumped. >> a man refusing to climb off a scaffold along the embarcadero. he's been up there two and a half hours, police say he's the suspect in a battery case. a victi
francisco. the usgs says the earthquake struck about 200 mi. off the coast of japan. the epicenter was about 6 mi. beneath the seabed. >> and here is video from youtube when the earthquake hit in japan. buildings and tokyo swayed for several minutes. a 6.2 aftershock struck after the close after the initial quake. >> a men is in critical condition this morning after he fell from the upper deck of oakland coliseum at last night's raiders game. kron 4 urs will tran joins us live from the coliseum. we'll? >> this rail is pretty much typical or around the coliseum and it goes as high as your chest level. there is nothing that could a prevented him from falling more. there stating that he possibly jumps. unless they talk to him and hopefully pulls through this as well as the witnesses. they're going with the fact that he just felt. they're looking at the fact that maybe at all was in his system when this happened. they're conducting blood test to see if this played a role. the raiders stated that they are leaving this up to investigators. they stated that the oakland police department and the she
months. rethink possible. >>> coastal towns evacuated overnight in japan after a large earthquake triggers a small tsunami. we'll show you the pictures coming into the newsroom this morning. >>> a football fan tumbles 0 feet to 50 feet at the stadium. we'll tell you why authorities are investigating. >>> and a new jobs out. the news is good but analysts say it may be misleading. >> reporter: and could same-sex marriage be legal in california? the big decision the u.s. supreme court is deciding on this morning. moat moat starts right now. -- moat dash. >>> good morning. we begin with the overnight earthquake in -- mornings os on 2 starts right now. >> good morning. we begin with the overnight earthquake in japan. today's quake was felt nearly 300 feet in tokyo -- near tokyo. it did shake for several minutes. certainly rattled nerves. >> the quake did touch off a 3- foot high tsunami at a coastal city. there were no monster waves and there have been numerous aftershocks including one measuring 6.2. >>> the latest from oakland, a man at the see yum last night -- at the coliseum last
hurt native species so that boat will be taken to the base yard and japan will be contacted to try if find in the owner wants it. >>> the chilling message from a man who shot and killed two firefighters. >>> and the find in the ashes of his burned out home. >>> and did he break the law on air? the journeyist under investigation. well, well, well. growing up, we didn't have u-verse. we couldn't record four shows at the same time. in my day, you were lucky if you could record two shows. and if mom was recording her dumb show and dad was recording his dumb show then, by george, that's all we watched. and we liked it! today's kids got it so good. [ male announcer ] get u-verse tv with a total home dvr included free for life. only $29 a month for six months. rethink possible. snoot dow is up but the nasdaq and s and p are down even though we have the report that showed the home price index better than expected. this fiscal cliff is still making traders nervous. >>> this may turn out to be a disappointing season for retailers. any new report shows retail sales are up just 7 tenths of one
two schools in the south bay. more on that later. but coming up next, the change of the guard in japan. the nation celebrating new leadership after today's parlimentary elections. and a top republican offers to raise taxes on the wealthy, the very wealthy. we'll tell you what h >>> new this morning japan's liberal democratic party has won the election and a former prial minister -- and a former prime minister. he resigned for health reasons in 2007 after only one year in office. now a second chance to lead japan out of the economic slump. egypt's islamists are claiming a majority vote on that country's proposed charter. they have a narrow majority in the first round of a referendum on the constitution. this morning the brotherhood's own count shows 57% of the initial 26 million voters approved the charter. more voting for the country's remaining 25 million voters. they hailed from the muslim brotherhood which has accurately predicted past election results. >>> as u.s. lawmakers and president obama grapple with ways to avoid the impending fiscal cliff, a top republican will raise income
-bay as japan's new prime minister. >> the rise of his interior at the helm for the left- leaning democratic party of japan and brings back the conservative party. >> he was prime minister in 2006 and 2007. >> and he is expected to name his cabinet later today. >> china has opened the world's largest high-speed rail line. >> it runs nearly 1,500 mi. from the country's capital and the north to guan gzhou, in southern china. >> the lot officially opened early this morning. >> trains on this high speed line will initially run at hundred 86 mi. per hour with a total travel time about eight hours. >> before, the fastest time in two cities by train was more than 20 hours. >> the chinese government plans to build a grid of high-speed railways with forties' was lied to for north-south lines by 2020. >> a veterinarian in the uc davis has some good news about a dog from the philippines became an international hero after sacrificing it's not to say to young girls. >> the dog named kabang appears to have beaten the cancer it was suffering from. kabang ended up in davis' earlier this year after a nurse
actions are above judicial rule. >>> in japan investigators say missing bolts may have caused concrete ceiling slabs to fall on cars in a highway tunnel killing nine people. yesterday's accident happened deep inside the three-mile-long tunnel about 50 miles west of tokyo. the government says 49 highway tunnels throughout japan will be inspected immediately. >>> some more details surrounding that troubled relationship of kansas city chiefs player javon belcher and his girlfriend kasandra perkins. they had lived apart earlier this year but just got back together. belcher shot and killed perkins saturday before killing himself in front of his head coach and general manager. >>> high winds are a major concern as crews tried to contain a wildfire in the rocky mountain national park. so far the fire has scorched more than 3500 acres in colorado. it's been burning for almost two months now. but strong winds doubled its size over the past few days. it's 20% contained. it was started by an illegal campfire. >>> caught on tape, a girl being bitten while feeding a dolphin 12 days ago at seaworld
and 188 aircrafts. that prompted the united states to declare war on japan. it was called a day which will live in em frommy. >> the national autobody counsel honored two veterans by giving them refurbished cars. >> they went to a marine and a navy soldier. they both served in afghanistan. >> and o on maf of other service members rg we appreciate the support and care. >> the group chose the anniversary of the attacks to honor the vets with the recycled rides program hillary clinton said that they are working on political transition. >> the united states stands with the sir yan people in sh syrian people in insisting that there be a unified democratic syria. >> that comes after she met with the russian prime minister. they still disagree on whether the president will have to leave the country as part of any transition, the u.s. wants him out, the russians do not. . >> a child is dead, another person is critically injured, news chopper 2 is live over a big rig crash. >> and in weather, our break in the rain continues. in fact you can't see now but temperatures are dropping off.
there about 1020 our time. no major decisions reported. about 6,000 miles north a 7.3 quake hit japan today. one measured 6.2 this, video taken after 5:00 p.m. in japan, tall buildings in tokyo swayed for several minutes but there was little damage. a warning was issued, cancelled a short time later. >> a tragic ending to what started out as a joke by two australian radio djs. a nurse trick bid djs into sharing information about the duchess of cambridge's pregnancy has dies. the hospital says the 46-year-old was the victim of a prank phone call.xw1 saladan transferred djs to kate's nurse. this morning her body was found near the hospital. it's believed to be a suicide. >> jacinta worked at the hospital for more than four years. she was an excellent nurse. and well respected and popular with all of the her colleagues. >> the prank call took place early tuesday morning and the radio personalities apologized for impersonating queen elizabeth and prince charles. now, their employee says they've been pulled off the air. >> coming up next, a little ship that could. >> a tug boat being taken out
postponed voting and aids suggested he may cancel the referendum. >>> in japan a7.3 earthquake hit. it generated small waves. it was centered in the same area off shore as the earthquake in march. there are reports of injuries and some damage. the early warning system worked and an alert went out 6 minutes before the quake. >>> and in mexico, a secret that led to the u.s. mexicans army discovered a drug tunnel. 8 people were arrested and a small amount of marijuana was confiscated. >>> the owner of a dinosaur leg is hoping it brings thousands at a auction tonight. 65million-year-old fallsis estimated to be -- falls is estimated at $60,000. >> i think it would be like the dinosaur's thump to have it in your house. imagine? 25% of the proceeds will go to the healthcare connection that offers free medical care to the homeless. >>> the second winner of the power ball lottery claimed his prize. this surveillance video shows a man at a gas station in maryland claiming to have the winner ticket. he claimed the lump sum amount, $192 million. >>> tore a big hole and the ship began -- >> a w
. >>> in japan a7.3 earthquake hit. it generated small waves. it was centered in the same area off shore as the earthquake in march. there are reports of injuries and some damage. the early warning system worked and an alert went out 6 minutes before the quake. >>> and in mexico, a secret that led to the u.s. mexicans army discovered a drug tunnel. 8 people were arrested and a small amount of marijuana was confiscated. >>> the owner of a dinosaur leg is hoping it brings thousands at a auction tonight. 65million-year-old fallsis estimated to be -- falls is estimated at $60,000. >> i think it would be like the dinosaur's thump to have it in your house. imagine? 25% of the proceeds will go to the healthcare connection that offers free medical care to the homeless. >>> the second winner of the power ball lottery claimed his prize. this surveillance video shows a man at a gas station in maryland claiming to have the winner ticket. he claimed the lump sum amount, $192 million. >>> tore a big hole and the ship began -- >> a witness to history. we sit down with two survivors of pearl pearl harbo
other developed country. in 2011, the u-s had more than 91-hundred gun-related murders.compared to japan, which had just 11. and that may have something to do with the strict regulations the japanese government has in place. first off handgun ownership in japan is illegal.even holding a handgun, let alone firing one, is illegal and can get you one to 10 years in prison. the only type of gun you can legally own is a shotgun.and the process to buy one is complicated. you have to attend an all- day class and pass a written test. you also have to pass a shooting range class. then you have to take a mental test and drug test.which the police will have on file. then you have to pass a background check. and not only do you have to lock and store your gun.you have to tell the police exactly where in your home the gun will be stored. then the police will inspect the gun once per year.and you have to re-take that class and exam every three years. >>catherine: a local psychotherapist says society is not dealing well problems of men and boys. he says it's necessary to ask the right questions in orde
shortstop it's hiroyuki nakajima who is from japan >> welcome back. the a's have a new shortstop hiroyuki nakajima is from japan and an 8-time all star with the seibu lions.says folks can call him "hero" most experts cannot expect him to duplicate his same numbers over here but a japanese baseball expert afloat is saying that they do not know how we is going to do on the field but is already a star off the field. >> he says that billy beane.. is extremely sexy and cool [laughter] and thank you very much. (cheers & applause) instantly, he was in during to the -in during..endearing.. and a great personality. the newest oaklandathe 49ers can clinch the nfc west with a win in seattle sunday night.the big question is whether justin smith will be ready to go after injuring his arm against the patriots >> his nickname is cowboy. and what i know about smith with his situation i think that the cowboy is going to prevail. he will be saddled up. >> take a look he will be up on the field. now given colin kaepernick's he had to get his own crops along rap song (baby rap) she is on youtube... success
. >> this major earthquake off the coast of japan. several minor injuries have been reported but no deaths. you can see were trains were stopped this is inside of an office pool the more people were scrambling. roads were closed and a tsunami warning was issued along the coast the wires were shaking. a 3 ft. week.no report of any damage but just a 3 ft. wave. the map showing the epicenter with 100 to 2 mi. off the coast of myadi.. wait after the 9.7 magnitude that killed 15,000 people. >>pam: enough for the santa cruz mountains for damage from the recent storms is adding up. closed for three days because of a mud slide. find a road is closed but that is causing because so many people use this vine hill road.. paid backlog of fixes with less manpower to fix them. it's not just the recent rains. look at the signs. kron4 uncovers the laundry list of problems -- and whata nurse is dead -- and abut first -- a major shakes buildings in several minor injuries have in fact.no reports of major buildings. massive 9.0 magnitude quake >> now to the santa cruz days because of a mudslide, although just one l
acquisition from japan by the oakland as. >> the team is asking immediately to replace steven drew who signed with boston yesterday. today oakland's top brass is expected to announce the signing of japanese shortstop nakajima. he batted over .300 and was a seven-time all-star for a foreign team. >>> santiago cassill la- is resigned. cast >>> play the day. tennessee titans chris johnson with a 94-yard touchdown. he did it while wearing the names of all the victims of the connecticut school shooting. the td helped the titans beat the new york jets 14-10. it was a very ugly loss for the jets tell you the truth. they had an option to come back and win and didn't do it. mark sanchez fumbled that ball at the last minute. >> you watched the game? >> a little bit. i like football. >>> it's not something you expect to see in upscale palo alto. >> but a mobile home park has been a fixture in the city since the '20s. they the landlords want to build high-end apartments. more than 100 low-income families live in the mobile home park including 125 children. >> it's been very stressful for 400 people arou
coned off. >>> just about 4:49. authorities in japan are suspending rescue and recovery work while the roof of a collapsed highway tunnel is reinforced, at least nine people died as concrete slabs fell on to vehicles yesterday. the collapse happened halfway into the three mile tunnel west of tokyo. teams are holding out hope of finding survivors. the roof was inspected in september that. inspection found nothing wrong. >>> search continues for an 11-year-old cancer patient. police say the girl known as emily was taken from a phoenix hospital, by her mother, the day before she was scheduled to be discharged. hospital surveillance video captured emily, a young boy and her mother walking out of the hospital 10:30 p.m. wednesday. >> this case, we have an 11-year-old girl who can't decide for herself, her parents are removing her from the hospital and putting her in danger. highly likely she could obtain infection and die within a couple of dies. -- a couple of days. >>> emily and her family were seen driving away in a black minivan. coming up at 7:00, why police feel emily's family may
. >>> in japan at least nine people are dead and seven are injured. supports gave way causing the ceiling to fall on top of cars. rescue efforts have been put on hold because of fallen debris. the tunnel had just passed a routine inspection back in september. >>> nasa is expected to give an update on its mission to mars today. it's happening in san francisco at the annual fall meeting. nasa is down playing rumors of major new findings from the curiosity rover. the announcement will be an aupdate about the first use of the analytical instruments. >>> pope benedict joining twitter. the vatican announced today pope benedict has its own. he will start tweeting december 12th. the pope will tweet in six languages. his twitter handle will be -- he has already has more than 35,000 followers. >>> new state lawmakers will take the state of oath in sacramento this morning. democrats won a historic super majority. that allows them to raise taxes with little concern of republican opposition. but leaders say they will avoid doing that considering voters just passed proposition 30. republicans and governor brow
, are. >>> an earthquake struck japan. several cameras around tokyo captured the shaking and september people running into the streets and there were no major injuries fortunately and the tsunami warning has been lifted. it measured a magnitude of 6.2. >>> well, going green in down town san jose. the pilot program getting underway and cutting cars in the city. those are remembered today who helped launch the u.s. into world war ii. )% here you go little man. [ humming ] [ babbng ] the cheerios bandit got you again? [ both laugh ] ♪ the one and only, cheerios ...and now... you! [ giggles ] ♪ the one and only, cheerios . >>> all right we are following breaking news. the supreme court has made a decision and same sex couples who want to get married are going to wait a little longer to see if they can in california. the supreme court decided that they will take on the issue surrounding prop 8. that means they will set a hearing date and the decision is not expected at the earliest until next summer. prop 8 was ruled unconstitutional by a lower court. the justices could have decided not
devastated by the off shore tsunami. japan says it shook buildings and no major damage there. the march, 2011 quake was a six. early warnings gave him thyme to head for higher ground. >> police say they arrested a teenager on!n%z >> california economy may not be growing as well as has been reported. the state took in revenues last month that were 11% below projections. taxes were really down 213%. a portion due to corporate tax refunds going out last month. sales taxes areo;m(u better than expected. controller warned california must be disciplined. >> the government's monthly jobs report better than expected last month, showing the economy added 146,000 new jobs in november. bringing unemployment rate to 7.7 prgs, that is lowest in four years. california farmers want to hire more, but can't knlt. a report shows 61% reported having a shortage of workers on the farm. waits worse for farmer growsing labor intensive crops like vegetables and crop crops -- grapes. 71% said they're short on employees. the pew report says the number of unauthorized immigrants commonly known to worng farms remained c
checks. >>> a strong earthquake in japan triggered a tsunami warning, briefly. the quake struck 150 miles off shore the same area where last year's quake and tsunami. buildings swayed as far away as tokyo and triggered a 3-foot tsunami surge. they were able to warn residents six minutes before the quake hit due to a nationwide early warning system. >>> a frightening fall from the upper deck during last night's raider game. >> the teams response and if there will be changing. >>> the royal family issues their condolences. >>> oakland police say 8 people are behind bars tonight after a s.w.a.t. team action. dozens of officers took part at 79th avenue before midnight last night. the suspects were arrested for various offenses including illegal firearms. their names have not been released. >>> a young man remains hospitalized after a frightening fall after the upper deck of the coliseum. and the highest points. >> i did not hear anything about it. >> a man described as being 18 years old toppled over the railing of the upper deck of the coliseum, falling 30 feet on the concourse below t. happ
nakgima, the deal is reportedly worth $6.5 million over two years. he is a seven-time all-star in japan's pacific league, with a career 302 batting average and 149 homeruns. >>> as we told you, funeral services are being held today for more of the victims gunned down in the newtown school massacre. tonight on ktvu channel 2 news at 5:00, a show of support right here in the bay area as people reach out to help those grieving tonight. >>> thank you for trusting ktvu channel 2 news. we will see you the next time news breaks. be sure to join us again at 5:00. we're always for you at ktvu .com.
not purchase weapons himself. >> eight u.s. sailors serving on a humanitarian missionu4p japan are suing the company claiming the utility lied about level of radiation in atmosphere following the tsunami. damage that nuclear reactor in march, 2011. the sailors served on san diego based carrier uss ronald reagan allege they were exposed to radiation that could result in cancer and shorter life span. the lawsuit filed against tokyo electric company owned by japanese government. >> union members will be allowed to demonstrate right outside stores in california. however, nonlabor democrat straightors will not be allowed to do so. california supreme court made that ruling on thursday. it stems from a battle over constitutional rights between ravels grocery stores and yun yinz. the supreme court said the picketors have right to use private land for labor-related speech, however, stores will be allowed to limit space they can use. >> and an increasing number of san francisco murals turning into targets for vandal as courting to street artists saying their paintings@/dcn beig tagged with graffit
at the press conference. he played 11 seasons in japan. made the japanese league all star team eight times. so why did he sign with the as ? his reason kicksoff tonight's top five. [speaking foreign language] >> he says billy bean is extremely sexy and cool. [laughter] >> nice, number four, number three, bailor women led 17-0 starting the game. number three behind the back number. yeah. nets brook lopez. to bad the shot didn't count. number two, a free kick gone bad. his coach? not happy. and at number one? look at this brave pigeon. unflapable you might say during the raider's chief game. it is not leaving! and it has been my experience that when the birds show up during the game or toward the end of the game, it's the birds way of saying it is time to go. wrap this up. wrap this up. it is ,,,,
search for survivors of a deadly highway tunnel collapse in japan. the horrible discovery rescue teams have made this morning. and we are tracking the storm on live doppler 7hd. here is what it is showing us right now. the yellow showing you the heaviest rain. that's novato, fairfield, santa rosa and heelsburg. our meteorologist, lisa argen, be back with the up to the minute forecast in your area. @vqñese$@ñ >> welcome back, everyone. it is 6:40 on this sunday morning, december 2nd. this is a live look in san jose at highway 280. very few cars out and about this morning. that is a good thing because it is wet, it's windy, and there have been accidents around the bay. please be careful out there this morning. >>> today's game between the kansas city chiefs and the carolina panthers will go on as scheduled as the chiefs come to grips with yesterday's murder-suicide involving linebacker javon belcher and his girlfriend. police say he shot his girlfriend to death and then drove to a team facility at arrowwood stadium where we went past a security checkpoint. his bosses were called to the
in japan over the weekend reportedly passed safety checks just a few months ago. several cars were crushed when a section of concrete longer than a football field came crashing down sunday in the tunnel west of tokyo. inspectors believe loose bolts may be to blame. japan has now ordered emergency inspections of highway tunnels across the country. >>> two mexican nationals have been charge with killing a u.s. coast guards man. they have been were suspected of smuggling drugs off the california coast yesterday. they rammed the coast guard boat killing 34-year-old chief petty officer terrell horne who leaves behind a child and a pregnant wife. >> he allowed me to have someone to look up to. he was a man of honor. i was proud to call him chief. >> another u.s. coast guardsman suffered minor injuries in the crash. >>> the most extensive examination to date of the deceased athletes' brains shows that most had signs of brain damage after suffering repeated head injuries. as concerns mount over the dangers of head injuries, dr. kim mulvihill asks, is it time to ban tackle football for young childr
in japan taking to the slopes this holiday season. you can see them here, skiing down the slope. they also handed out candy and took some kids for their own ride down the mountain on sleds. >> 4:52. we will be back, this live look outside at the golden gate bridge. traffic it is easy and light. many people on vacation. and a reminder to catch doctor phil right after the kron four morning news at 10 a-m. >> rihanna shows us what the season of giving is all about. plus, is ben affleck considering a move from elizabeth corridan has today's hollywood minute. >> she has donated or $1 million to the hospital in barbados. in honor of her grandmother. and also, ben f. le is thinking about the political agenda. >> i do not want to speculate about my political future. >> he was testifying about the ongoing crisis in the democratic republic. the topic, scored box office gold with the $36.7 million. tom cruise's new film also, those were $15.5 million in the first weekend. and also, the " this is 40 ". grossing $12 million. >> still ahead on the kron four morning news. the niners take on the night. lo
the operators of the fukushima nuclear power plant in japan. why some american sailors said they were put at risk. >>> as california waits for proposition eight, another state prepares for gay marriages. where same-sex couples will start tomorrow. >> and american families stuck on limbo, as russian government suspends adoptions. >> and how tunnel helped reshape a city. >> a new high tech plan to fight drunk driving in california. why some are telling it it won't work tonight on ktvu channel 2 news at 6:00. you got this, right? i do got this. let us get everything off the shelf, and to your home. sofa... desk... you know what? why don't you go get some frozen yogurt. i got this. you're so sweet. you got this, right? i do got this. let us get everything off the shelf, and to your home. >>> we have breaking news to tell you about right now. this is a live picture from news chopper 2 as a boat is outlooking for two swimmers who are reported missing near the golden gate bridge. the word we have right now is that a caller called authorities to say that two swimmers were spotted near the north t
if it's debris from the japanese tsunami. state officials say the boat could have floated from japan to hawaii. but they need to document it before contacting the japanese government. so far, three confirmed pieces of tsunami debris have been found in the ocean. japan donated $5 million to the u.s. to handle tsunami debris. >>> anderson cooper suffers temporary blindness, after a reporting assignment on a sunny day in portugal. ly was on a boat for two hours. later that day, he developed a burning sensation in his eye and lost vision for a day. he wanted to warn people about the risk and encouraged everyone to wear sunglasses. >>> a fast food chain is breaking into the perfume business. pizza hut in canada has just released pizza-scented perfume. only 110 bottles were made. and were shipped to people who responded on a campaign on facebook. no word when it will be available in the u.s. >> does it smell like pepperoni or sausage? >> you could choose your topping. >> okay. way to get some attention. >>> it's a chilly afternoon. you'll definitely n
they claim japan's power company told. >> and a live look outside. 280 in san jose. a lot of activity just to the north of this shot near redwood. highway patrol responding to two crashes, one near the alpine off ramp, the second on paige mill road. . >>> good morning. sweeping view over san francisco. mostly cloudy, cold, 45 degrees. a light breeze. >>> police are searching for two armed robbers who stormed an oakland restaurant. they hit the restaurant on international boulevard thursday night. they robbed four diners and a employee and took the cash register. >> two california men have been arrested in a riverside county grease theft. they are accused of stealing thousands of dollars of cooking grease from the mcdonalds. the owner helped catch them by staking out his restaurant after hearing about other grease thefts. it can be turned in to biodiesel fuel. >>> cat williams has been arrested on suspicious of felony child endangerment. guns and drugs were found in the house. he is being held in lieu of a hundred thousand dollars bail. he has been arrested several times in the past few mo
badly. >> and world news of the cells they and japan a from the arctic is causing heavy snowfall there. at stake snow covering roads and cars you can see here is happening mainly on the japan sea side of the country. the snow has disrupted train service, among climbers. japanese officials say westerly winds have been pushing a mass toward japan since last week. >> this is a photograph taken at north star resort and eight more trails will open this weekend. nearly a foot of fresh snow overnight here. it will be the first time this season north star gas will be able to as he talked about in front and back on all of the trails. >> very cold conditions expected into the overnight hours. satellite and radar shows fog the cloud pattern as broad as isolated showers today. it is still off shore but we will keep the mostly clear. the system that brought the rain today is bringing a blast of cold air that will keep temperatures rarely chilly. another thing we will see into friday as more rain. let's talk more about tomorrow, cold conditions with the badgers and the 30. 29 and napa 30 and rose at
exclusive you can't buy them at starbucks. instead you have to go to the luxury website guilt.com. >>> japan's national airline is featuring an american fast food on some of the winter flights. japan will offer meals from kfc on several international itineraries. the so-called air kentucky meals will be served on flights. it features one drumstick one boneless chicken breast, coleslaw, and flat bread. >>> what we now know about the kidnapping and sexual assault of an autistic teenage girl in oakland. details about the man arrested and why he could get life in prison. >>> here's a look at 101. this is at lucky drive. you can see that traffic moving nicely. wet conditions out there to talk about coming up. >>> welcome back to the ktvu channel 2 morning news. dow jones up 42 points right now as expected. futures indicated higher opening across the board. getting closer to that 13,000 level. >>> time now 6:55. new video to show you what a deadly typhoon did. many villages are flooded. people are wading through several feet of water. at least 300 people are known to be dead but more expected. man
: the a's are making a little offseason news by bringing in a player from japan. .kron four's jason appelbaum joins me with more on the story. >> yes. shortstop heroyuki nakajima is a 8-time all- star in japan.he'll replace stephen drew who was signed by boston yesterday the a's introduced nakajima at a press conference today. it's that time of year. the naming of the top youtube 30 years old, with a lifetime 300 hitter. that is anybody's guess how which translates but nobody thinks that will make such as a big of an import as the cuban import suspect thibut he seems to have a good sense of humor. >> he says that billy bean is really sexy and coil that is why i signed. [laughter] >> and the thank-you very much. >> clearly, he knows where his bread is buttered. and the in-flight movie. money paul [laughter] but his money- ball... movie probably the in-flight movie. >> maybe some people are hoping for some personality for the baseball? >> thank-you. >> we are continuing to follow develop that it's out of san jose city college is on the lockdown at this hour. a report of the man on cam
up. ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,, japan by the oakland a's. s >>> good morning. we are waking up to clearing skies and temperatures dropping all across the bay area. look at concord, 37 degrees. 36 degrees in santa rosa. when will the rain head back to the bay area? we'll tell you. your seven-day forecast is coming up. >>> and the metering lights are on at the bay bridge toll plaza. big backup also because of a stalled vehicle at the toll plaza as well blocking lanes. troubles in palo alto and san jose. details on that in minutes. >>> well, san jose state university has named ron caragher as its new head football coach. >> maybe i can come in and bring some consistency and keep it, you know, just build off what coach mac did here and keep it at a high level. >> and he is a native of morgan hill. he has coached of the last six seasons at the university of san diego. takes over for mike macintyre, who left san jose state for a big paycheck in colorado. interim coach kent bear will lead the spartans in next week's military bowl. >>> an interesting acquisition from japan by the oakland as. the
modest growth led by rising demand for housing. >> and an election in japan leads to a jump in stock marketing there. we go to ashley morrison of cbsmoneywatch.com who joins us now. good morning. >> reporter: good morning. well, an election win by japan's liberal democratic party boosted japanese markets this morning. tokyo's nikkei added about 1% while hong kong's hang seng lost half a percent. >>> on wall street friday stocks fell as investors wait on a budget deal out of washington. the dow dropped 35 points while the nasdaq lost 20. >>> there is some movement in the negotiations to avoid the so-called "fiscal cliff." white house and congressional aides worked through the weekend after house speaker john boehner offered a new proposal to the president on friday. the proposal includes an increase in taxes on people making more than $1 million a year and in exchange he is asking for one trillion dollars in spending cuts. >>> and diet pepsi is getting a huge makeover next month but the company is already making changes. they have added a new sweetener. diet pepsi contains aspartame w
was malfunctioning and it's making it hard to navigate the scene. a japan continues and report says the mudslide triggered the collapse of the ceiling. >>> family friends and fans gathered outside of the funeral for hector camacho. the champion boxer was fatally shot november 20th in puerto rico as he sat with a friend in the car. camacho was 50 years old. >>> winds in colorado whipped up a long smoldering wildfire that start back in okay, burning in and around rocky mountain national park. in all 1500 acres have burned and the fire is only 40% contained. >>> federal officials say more collaboration is needed to help fight huge wildfires and restore burn areas. wildfires burned more than 9 million acres this year and experts say overall conditions are getting worse with fire season lasting now two months longer and more red- flag warnings and disappearing snow pack. federal officials would like to see communities and up the utilities more involved in restoration first efforts. >>> and after 50 years the end of an error for the u.s.s. enterprise. a look back at its front row view of history. >>>
earthquake in japan triggered a small tsunami last night. today's quake measured a magnitude 7.3. a tower camera captured the entire city shaking. a few people were hurt but there were no reports of any major damage. a tsunami warning was called off after two hours after the quake hit. there have been numerous after shocks since then some as large as 6.2. >>> we will find out if the supreme court will take up on proposition 8. the justices will meet again this morning to decide which cases they will rule on in the coming months. as with last week, if prop 8 is on the list today, a ruling would likely come sometime in june. if prop 8 is not on the list the waiting game will continue until the next supreme court conference which is scheduled for january. >>> many economists are predicting employers added fewer than 100,000 jobs last month. some think it was fewer than 50,000. that would be far below the 171,000 created in october. the unemployment rate is expected to remain at 7.9%. concerns about the fiscal cliff are not hurting president obama's approval rating. it's now at 57%. that's t
earthquake off the coast of japan today, a 7.3 magnitude. in tokyo, the city shook for several minutes, and in the north, you can see offices rattled, right there. thanks to an early warning system, though, residents had six minutes to take cover, even huddling in the subway at rush hour. it's been a year and a half since a 9.0 quake and the devastating tsunami. this time, the water rose only three feet. >>> and tonight, we have a winner coming out of the shadows. the second person holding the winning ticket to the $587 million powerball, about to step forward to claim his fortune in arizona. abc's ron claiborne has the clues to his identity. >> over half a billion dollar jackpot. >> reporter: mystery solved. well, kind of. >> the winner has asked to remain anonymous. >> reporter: but lottery officials did release a few tantalizing details. >> he is in his 30s. he is married. and he lives in fountain hills. >> reporter: he will share half of the $587 million top prize and has opted for the lump sum payment of $192 million. that's after paying upwards of $100 million in taxes. but much
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